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. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come the community needs us to be at our best as americans ask i will do everything in my power as president to help. >> the president ordered flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of the victims. he said america has endured too many tragedies and says meaningful action needs to be taken to prevent incidents like it regardless of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you know, you read it in the paper and see it in the news, you're like, oh, my god, then, you heard something
. >> also head could connecticut school tragedy be a turning point in the battle over stricter gun control? just ahead, calls for new legislation. >> why there is new optimism >> why there is new optimism we may avoid the and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go. tragedy in newtown, connecticut. funeral services scheduled throughout thev;np week for 20 children and six adults killed elementary school. two children were buried today. students district wide received the day off. they will return to school tomorrow. survivors of the shooting may return to class this week, however, not at sandy hook elementary. crews are fixing up a middle school in a nearby town, survivors will attend that school temporarily there. is no date set for sandy hook elementary to reopen. >> the mass shootings skput oregon have reopened gun control debate. >> california senator is prom yitsing to reintroduce the assault weapons ban expired in 2004, it was a san francisco mass shooting that led to that law. >> abc 7 news joins us
of newtown, connecticut is very difficult holiday season. >> with not many hours left to go there is a quite a christmas eve shopping frenzy. many of last minute shoppers are men. we'll hear from those men coming up. >> carolyn: imagine that. happy holiday getaway for this injured california sea lion at mammal center. injured no more. >> dan: there is not much time left for shopping. and mad rush is on. >> carolyn: wouldn't you know it many of the shoppers are men. business and technology reporter david louie is tracking their moves for us. >> reporter: and i would be smug and say i got all my shopping done but they need to get the presents under tree. some of the major malls are closing at 6:00. we've already seen some stores already closed. >> you can tell from the long lines at the checkout stands and from the volume of cars pulling into the mall there is a lot of last minute shopping under way. >> i found out there is christmas tomorrow. i have a little shopping. >> but the shoppers are mostly men on christmas eve. >> are you giving me a hard time waiting for the last minute. >> reporter
mayor is supporting gun control following killings in newtown, connecticut. >> what the mayor is planning. >> happening san francisco, the mayor just announced he'll support local legislation to try to reduce gun violence, on january 15th one supervisor will introduce two pieces of legislation first would add ammunition, like hollow point bullets which cause great bodily injury. second states if you buy 500 or more rounds of ammo it will be reported to police at the time of purchase, ed lee says he's behind both of them. mayor lee says he will reach out to other bay area mayors to ask them to support similar plans to ban assault weapons. a buy back program yielded several hundred rifles and other weapons. a memorial was held for a 17-year-old killed over the weekend.w#?a the san francisco archdiocese organized that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of tributes to the newtown victims are planned for tomorrow a week after the shooting. >> church a
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